RSS News Feeds in Yahoo! Mail

Discontinued Function of Yahoo! Mail

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) news feeds were popular in for several years and Yahoo included RSS feeds in Yahoo! Mail as well as the My Yahoo custom home page. However, this function was removed from Yahoo Mail and is limited in the redesigned My Yahoo that debuted in 2014.

When Yahoo Mail supported RSS feeds, they created folders for them in the email system where new feeds would arrive as they were published, much like email.

Users could visit their Yahoo! Mail to read content from RSS feeds rather than using a different RSS reader.

How RSS News Feeds Worked in Yahoo! Mail

To add an RSS news feed to your Yahoo! Mail subscriptions:

  • Click Add next to the All RSS Feeds item in the Yahoo! Mail folder list.
  • Enter the feed's address under Find RSS Content.
    • You can also type the feed's title or general search terms.
  • Click Go.
  • Now click Add for the desired feed in the Search Results tab.
    • Check the Editor's Picks and Recommendations tabs for general and personal suggestions respectively.
  • Click Done.

Now click the feed's individual folder under All RSS Feeds to read a subscription's items. You can also open All RSS Feeds directly to see an agglomeration of all your feed's headlines.

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